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The next time you launch your favorite video game, consider this: Video games are more than what you see. What you hear matters a lot, too.
Engineers at New York University have made a discovery that could lead to Star Trek-like biosensor devices capable of flagging the barest presence of a specific virus in blood or sniffing out airborne chemical warfare agents.
Researchers at USC have created a new hybrid nano-probe that could lead to noninvasive detection and treatment of cancer at the level of a single cell.
A genome-wide analysis of more than 5,000 opioid users has revealed a gene variant associated with opioid dependence in European-Americans.
Two Washington University researchers have devised a computational model that helps farmers select the best seeds for a variety of planting conditions.
Bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, could be the culprit behind osteoarthritis and joint pain that plagues people who are obese, according to a new study published today in JCI Insight.
An international team has uncovered the potential to beat obesity at the cellular level, characterizing for the first time a complex, little-understood receptor type that, when activated, shuts off hunger.
A new technology employing natural marijuana-like substances in the body has potential as the basis for new medicines to treat pain, inflammation, and cancer.
Researchers have developed a device that combines image-processing goggles and tiny silicon chips implanted in the retina to restore vision.
Berkeley engineers are developing a new technology that could dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of early breast cancer detection through the use of microfluidics.